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Aurora Bar and Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner
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Aurora Bar and Restaurant is a dining experience, located on Ipswich Marina. Serving pan-European cuisine and with unrivalled views, Aurora is truly a destination venue.
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $51
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely sunny day so we went for for a stroll along the waterfront to stop for brunch, had a coffee and then decided to go elsewhere because of the piles of timber outside spoiling the view. Not sure what is going on but they...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Squanky
Callum H, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are extremely fortunate with the location of Aurora and the wonderful Marina views that come with it. Thankfully the positioning of the timber does fully obstruct the view however certainly takes away the perfect view that we previously had....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Alas we had a few issues with our experience but we presented them to the staff, who informed the kitchen and one of the owners on duty. How pleasantly he listened to what we had to say. Valid points were agreed on both sides and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had my first experience of this restaurant after returning from afternoon tea. A very modern, clean and well thought out interior design .. with great views of the waterfront. The actual tea was somewhat disappointing .. not the best quality and quantity for the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sharon a
Callum H, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Aurora. We are so pleased to hear that you found the contemporary look and welcoming feel of Aurora, inviting. Also thank you for pointing out the cleanliness of our venue. It is disappointing to hear...More

Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

Food and service top class. Table view was great plus meal was of high standard. Enjoyed it very much.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Janade A
Callum H, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Aurora. We really appreciate your kind words and work hard to ensure that every customer has a fantastic experience whilst they're with us. We are extremely passionate about our food so to rate it top...More

Reviewed March 1, 2019

We decided on an afternoon on the waterfront to catch the last of the unseasonable but very welcome February sunshine. A drink seemed in order & maybe a light lunch so we wandered in search of somewhere & ended up at Aurora Bar and Restaurant....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Malcolm M
Callum H, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review Aurora. We're really glad that you decided to pay us a visit and we're delighted to hear that we met your requirements. We try our best to offer an eclectic range of music/ performers so I do...More

Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

We had a table booked at 1.30 pm - we would rather eat earlier but was advised this was the earliest we could eat. I was surprised as restaurant was not full apart from a brunch sitting who were just about to leave and another...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Maria66_13
Callum H, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Aurora. I am delighted to hear that overall you enjoyed your experience with us. Apologies for any confusion regarding sitting times. The way we operate on a Sunday ensures that all Brunch sittings have ended...More

Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Best venue to both drink and dine in Ipswich !! Staff, food and ambiance is superb. Decor is exceptional with lovely art within the establishment ! I will be returning ...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Megnai
Callum H, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Thanks so much for the glowing review. We're continually working hard to provide the best possible service to give you, the customer, an experience to remember. Glad to hear that you also appreciate the decor. We certainly take pride ensuring Aurora has an atmosphere everyone...More

Reviewed January 29, 2019

I came here for my birthday meal; the food was good but the service myself and my family received was absolutely shocking from the booking process, right until our departure. Everything was an inconvenience and there was absolutely no flexibility. Safe to say the staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank London2311
Callum H, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Firstly thank your for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food although we're very sorry to hear that you didn't feel the service was up to standard. This is something we regard as a priority therefore feedback such as this...More

Reviewed January 27, 2019

What is not to like about Aurora!? Food always wonderful and the ambience is amazing - such a lovely venue whether it is date night, casual drinks or business lunch. Lovely welcome by Callum again (owner) - he has worked so hard with his business...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alison T
Callum H, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thank you so much for your amazing review of Aurora. It's so rewarding to receive such positive feedback and we really appreciate you taking the time to recommend us. Our Team work really hard to create a real dining destination for Ipswich and by the...More

Reviewed January 14, 2019

we had a great office Christmas meal at Aurora. Excellent welcome drinks and very helpful staff and bar tenders. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly and ensured the party was services quickly and drink was kept flowing. For a large party, amount several...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Callum H, Front Office Manager at Aurora Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas party here at Aurora. The festive period is a busy time but our staff work so hard to ensure our customers are happy and celebrate in style. We are already planning...More

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TheHammond
April 24, 2018|
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Response from 290callumh | Property representative |
Yes certainly we have a car park, and entry on the ground floor with a lift to the first floor (main restaurant).
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georginahart12
January 26, 2018|
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Response from georginahart12 |
I visited with some friends and the staff were really rude and stuck up. I've written 2 reviews and both have been deleted. I don't think it's a fair representation if they're allowed to delete reviews. This must be an add... More
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cg2792
December 31, 2017|
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Response from Charliehad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Distilled Republik run them - maybe worth a try :-)
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